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AKB48 Is Looking for a Part-Time Member
Following OtonaAKB, AKB48 came up with a new form of temporary membership: part-time idol. Find out more about this new project here.
AKB48 Team 8 Makes Theater Debut
AKB48 Team 8 performed its first theater show on August 5. Get more information about the shonichi performance here!
SKE48 Announces 7th Generation Auditions
SKE48 is looking for new members and this time the fans will be part of the decision about who joins the group!
AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election - Final Results
AKB48 held its election for the 6th time and for the 1st time Watanabe Mayu won it. Check out the full results here!
Details on the AKB48 Group Pennant Race
The AKB48 Group teams will compete against each other in a new event, the AKB48 Group Pennant Race. Points will be awarded based on theater ticket applications, theater version handshake ticket sales and sousenkyo votes.
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04 March 2012

AKB48 Crowns 4 Billboard Awards for 2011

Announced on Billboard Japan Music Award, AKB48 was awarded [Artist of the Year 2011], including which, AKB48 has won a total of 4 awards on the award show.

The 4 Billboard Awards that AKB48 won at the awards show are as follows
Billboard JAPAN Artist of the Year 2011
Billboard JAPAN Top Pop Artists 2011
Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 of the Year 2011
Billboard JAPAN Hot 100 Single Sales of the Year 2011

With the new addition of Billboard Japan Music Awards, Captain Takahashi Minami said, "I feel really honoured and at same time I wonder, 'Is it really alright for us to be winning all these awards?'."

Interesting that Takamina said that. Is she worried too about the over-saturation of AKB48 in the Japanese music market? I know I am, and I have a feeling that it will be the cause of AKB48's fall in the future. But 

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